Norma Andrews: Intracellular Parasitism by Trypanosoma cruzi and Leishmania

I. Trypanosoma cruzi and Chagas’ Disease
II. Leishmania spp and Leishmaniasis
III. Current Research: Strategies for Cell Invasion and Intracellular Survival

Part I: Trypanosoma cruzi and Chagas’ Disease

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Lecture Overview
Trypanosoma cruzi and Leishmania are closely related intracellular protozoan parasites that cause serious diseases throughout the world. In the first part of this lecture, I will present background material on the biology of Trypanosoma cruzi and the history of its discovery as an important agent of human disease in Latin America. I will also discuss the main characteristics of the disease, and the current efforts to stop human transmission. More >>

Speaker Bio

Norma Andrews is currently a Professor and Chair of the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Maryland. She received a B.S. degree in biology (1977) and a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry (1983) from the University of São Paulo, Brazil.

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